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Integrating Population Outcomes, Biological Mechanisms and Research Methods in the Study of Human Milk and Lactation

  • Margarett K. Davis
  • Charles E. Isaacs
  • Lars Å. Hanson
  • Anne L. Wright

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 503)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. The Secretory Immunoglobulin System: Regulation and Biological Significance

  3. The Milky Way: From Mammary Gland to Milk to Newborn

  4. Macy-György Award Address — Year 2000 a Half-Century Inquiry into the Immunobiology of Human Milk

  5. The Impact of Micronutrient Deficiences During Lactation on Maternal and Infant Health

    1. Rebecca J. Stoltzfus, Jean H. Humphrey
      Pages 39-47
    2. Shakila Zaman, Fehmida Jalil, Munir A. Saleemi, Rifat N. Ashraf, Lotta Mellander, Lars Å. Hanson
      Pages 49-56
  6. The Premature Infant

  7. Developmental Immunology

    1. Lars Å. Hanson, Sven-Arne Silfverdal, Marina Korotkova, Valdemar Erling, Louise Strömbeck, Per Olcén et al.
      Pages 99-106
    2. Malin Svensson, Caroline Düringer, Oskar Hallgren, Ann-Kristine Mossberg, Anders Håkansson, Sara Linse et al.
      Pages 125-132
    3. H.-Michael Dosch, D. J. Becker
      Pages 133-140
  8. Breastfeeding in the Industrialized World

    1. Kathryn G. Dewey, Laurie A. Nommsen-Rivers, M. Jane Heinig, Roberta J. Cohen
      Pages 159-166
  9. Viral Transmission in Human Milk and Colostrum: Mechanisms, Potential Interventions, and Implications for Breastfeeding Promotion

About this book


Integrating Population Outcomes, Biological Mechanisms and Research Methods in the Study of Human Milk and Lactation is the product of the 10th Conference of the International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation, held on September 15-19, 2000, in Tucson, Arizona. The presented sessions at the meeting are as diverse as the volume itself. These sessions include the impact of micronutrient deficiencies during lactation on maternal and infant health, the premature infant, developmental immunology, breastfeeding in the industrialized world, and viral transmission in milk. Whenever possible, the sessions were organized to include human population research, research showing the biological underpinnings of the effects on human health, and important methodological issues. This volume is a contemporary and influential tool for human milk biologists, breastfeeding epidemiologists, biochemists, immunologists, clinical specialists, and all professionals and researchers in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Margarett K. Davis
    • 1
  • Charles E. Isaacs
    • 2
  • Lars Å. Hanson
    • 3
  • Anne L. Wright
    • 4
  1. 1.Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental DisabilitiesStaten IslandUSA
  3. 3.University of GöteborgGöteborgSweden
  4. 4.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Integrating Population Outcomes, Biological Mechanisms and Research Methods in the Study of Human Milk and Lactation
  • Editors Margarett K. Davis
    Lars A. Hanson
    Charles E. Isaacs
    Anne L. Wright
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-46736-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-5132-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-0559-4
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 338
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Immunology
    Infectious Diseases
    Medical Microbiology
    Public Health
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`For an IBCLC who looks beyond the practical research that informs her daily work, this is a find. Entries can be read separately, the index is fairly comprehensive, and in none of the acknowledgements is there any reference to the infant formula industry. An alphabetical list of contributors with contact details simplifies follow-up. All in all, this volume is a useful, if pricey, addition to the lactation library.'
Journal of Human Lactation, 20:1 (February 2004)